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Anyone heard of them? Are they worth seeing live? They're playing tomorrow night and am really tempted to go.
I haven't seen them live yet, but I shall do when they play here.
I would say go.
they are super special, plus fact finders.... Abby from First Nation is Avey Tare's sister... awesome!
but polly shang is totally worth
and how are they linked to First Nation?
this looks pretty cool
POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Wednesday 13 June
Gramaphone, 60-62 Commercial St, Spitalfields, E1 6LT
8pm | £5 | www.wegottickets.com
First Nation is Nina Mehta, Abby Portner and Kate Rosko, three women who live and play in New York City. They sing a lot, play drums, guitars and keyboards in circular tranced patchwork compositions. Inspired by lots of different music, like damaged techno, folk, hip hop and pop, the band quickly won admirers in Excepter, Gang Gang Dance and Animal Collective, who signed them to their own Paw Tracks imprint and even took them on tour alongside BARR last year in the US. Also in 2006, First Nation released their debut 7" and self-titled album to much praise, inviting Pitchfork to liken the record to a "slow sunrise powwow with a forked-tongued vocal slap undergoing a disembodied transmogrification, approximating the birdhouse at the Bronx Zoo". First Nation walk a fine tightrope between hoof-stomping, melodic tones rustling in the wind and the sound of a Glenn Branca orchestra gone atonal before giving up and going pop, pop, pop.
Female Trance mp3
POLLY SHANG KUAN BAND
Karen Constance (Smack Music 7, Blood Stereo, Ceylon Mange) Maya-Victoria Kjellstrand (Leopard Leg, Back Stabbath) and Moreen Farrell (Sonny Tufts, Leopard Leg) crackle, hiss and howl in PSKB to delirious effect. Starting out in 1999 as Karen's new group terror ensemble, the band soon released a 7" on Ecstatic Peace and started concentrating on their hysteria-daubed live show. Having played countless shows with contemporaries across the UK and releasing a fine batch of Chocolate Monk artefacts, the group toured New York and Massachusetts in 2005, culminating in a riotous instrument smash-n-grab performance at No Fun, captured on the recent Load Records DVD (incorrectly ascribed to 16 Bitch Pileup). Since their American adventures, PSKB finished recording their debut LP, coming out soon on Ultra Eczema, and recently annihilated at last year’s Instal/Infest festival in Glasgow.
It was good, but I was expecting better.